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by Equipoise
Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 9667

Re: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby

Curious to hear from anybody that saw this interview yesterday, as recapped in the LA Times newsletter today..... NBC’s telecast of the Pennsylvania Derby addressed the Justify issue by bringing in veteran journalist Tim Layden to discuss it with Nick Luck. I’ll state up front that Tim and I are fr...
by Equipoise
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 9667

Re: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby

So you're saying Baffert should use PR (otherwise known as "spin") in order to fix this? :lol: I'll stick with science, and veracity myself. But meanwhile, I don't think any PR person would "out-spin" Baffert. :mrgreen: It's one of the things he is known for. If he ever failed at horse racing it wo...
by Equipoise
Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 9667

Re: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby

Sadly it doesn’t seem to be affecting his reputation. Even respected vets are trying to “explain away” Justify’s positive. Why people want to protect Baffert is beyond me. I imagine if this was another trainer no one would be so protective. It seems like it’s not affecting him now, you’re right. Bu...
by Equipoise
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 9667

Re: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby

I hope Baffert is hiring a good PR firm. It doesn’t matter how innocent he is. His reputation could take a serious hit with things like this. He’s the face of the sport and already I’ve had a few non-racing fan acquaintances ask me about this.
by Equipoise
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby
Replies: 262
Views: 9667

Re: Article in New York Times states Justify failed a drug test before the Derby

MySaladDays wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:56 am
Charlie wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:02 am

The amount of blind eye people are using to explain this away is annoying and slightly disturbing.
boom!
Yeah, I wish we had a Like button. Business as usual in racing, though.
by Equipoise
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Travers 2019
Replies: 101
Views: 4689

Re: Travers 2019

Is it my imagination or did Mucho get squeezed a bit at the end? Not saying that it made a difference in the finish though.
by Equipoise
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Standout Losing Efforts
Replies: 45
Views: 2223

Re: Standout Losing Efforts

Seattle Slew in the 1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup. He sprinted for the full mile and a half, battled a fresh Exceller all through the stretch and only lost by a nose. A stride after the wire, he was in front again. Bill Shoemaker, who rode Exceller, said after the race, “When I hit the stretch I though...
by Equipoise
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Standout Losing Efforts
Replies: 45
Views: 2223

Re: Standout Losing Efforts

Seattle Slew in the 1978 Jockey Club Gold Cup. He sprinted for the full mile and a half, battled a fresh Exceller all through the stretch and only lost by a nose. A stride after the wire, he was in front again. Bill Shoemaker, who rode Exceller, said after the race, “When I hit the stretch I thought...
by Equipoise
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: 2018 Clasico Del Caribe
Replies: 9
Views: 2067

Re: 2018 Clasico Del Caribe

No. If she owned one of them it was a daughter of Mayo on the Side. The only reason I say that is because I remember the horse (if I am remembering right) was claimed out of a cheap claiming race and they retired her to be a broodmare. The Real Mayo fits that, she was claimed for $10,000 in July 20...
by Equipoise
Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Stallion Headshots Collection
Replies: 541
Views: 142453

Re: Stallion Headshots Collection

Re Tamarkuz,

I think he just has a pronounced eye ridge. Tom Fool had something like it - you can kind of see it here.

If I remember correctly his grandson Foolish Pleasure had a version of it, too.
by Equipoise
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: I know the forum is broken
Replies: 3
Views: 2214

Re: I know the forum is broken

Yes, thank you! I’m just a lurker. I used to post back in the aughts.

I loved the “basic” feel about the site then. But this is very elegant, partticularly the Secretariat drawing. Kudos! Looking forward to posting again.
by Equipoise
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: horses with unique coloring/facial markings
Replies: 1009
Views: 213474

Re: horses with unique coloring/facial markings

Southern Phantom is entered in the second today at Saratoga. His trainer says if he does well they might try the Hopeful next. 😁
by Equipoise
Fri Mar 28, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: PETA Accuses Two Trainers of Cruelty to Horses
Replies: 843
Views: 94508

Re: PETA Accuses Two Trainers of Cruelty to Horses

The Jockey Club is usually the most passive of organizations. The Overton Window is moving in favor of reform
by Equipoise
Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: 5 crosses to Northern dancer?
Replies: 17
Views: 4359

Re: 5 crosses to Northern dancer?

Only example I can think of is a yearling filly by Giant's Causeway out of Sweeter Still. The dam had four crosses of ND and was a stakes winner. Not terribly helpful, I know.
by Equipoise
Wed Mar 05, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Lead Ponies
Replies: 26
Views: 4951

Re: Lead Ponies

Apparently the Turfway mule's name is Rocket.

http://www.montgomerymules.com/Mules/Rocket/index.htm
by Equipoise
Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Breeding & Sales
Topic: Are you keen on pedigrees?
Replies: 29
Views: 6946

Re: Are you keen on pedigrees?

Behistoun